Acclaimed Canadian pianist Jon Kimura Parker describes Madeline Hildebrand as “an extraordinary young artist whose communicative skills convey the essence of all that she plays. Her pianism is of the highest level, and she has an instinctive understanding of beautiful sound.”
Madeline began her serious piano studies with Judith Kehler Siebert at the University of Manitoba, and graduated with a Masters of Piano Performance from the University of British Columbia following her studies with distinguished pianist, Jane Coop. Her piano career has taken her coast to coast in Canada and the U.S.A, to Italy, and to Romania upon invitation of the European Cultural Arts Festival. Recent concert highlights include a solo performance of Philip Glass’s music along with Glass himself, featured composer with the WSO’s celebrated New Music Festival 2018, a concerto performance with the Thunder Bay Orchestra, a cross-Canada tour with soprano Sarah Kirsch, and a premier of Pat Carrabre’s piano quintet 100,000 Lakes for the Agassiz Chamber Music Festival. She has appeared numerous times in the WSO Soundbytes series.
Madeline plays regularly with Manitoba’s foremost classical players in established series such as the Virtuosi Concerts, the Women’s Musical Club of Winnipeg, Agassiz Chamber Music Festival, the Millennium Centre’s summer chamber concerts, and with the Brandon Chamber Players, to name a few. She was awarded first prize for her solo performance with the WSO in the Women’s Musical Club’s McLellan Competition (2012), and a silver standing in Canada’s prestigious Eckhardt Grammate National Competition 2013. She is the pianist in Manitoba’s newly formed trio, Ensemble Exchange.
In demand as a teacher and clinician, Maddy maintains a large studio of vibrant, enthusiastic piano students, and is a regular faculty member at the Rosamunde Summer Festival in Winnipeg. She serves on the board of Virtuosi Concerts where she spearheads their Young Artists Program, and as an adjudicator she has appeared at numerous festivals throughout Manitoba. Upcoming engagements can be found on her website calendar.